The Up’s And Down’s Of Ruff Ryders

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While the Ruff Ryders aren’t exactly breaking down the doors of rap anymore, but the group’s legacy is still as prevalent in the progress of hip hop as ever. The hardcore rap group consisted of members DMX, Swizz Beats, The Lox, Eve, Drag-On, and Jin, and they definitely took over when they walked in a building. While it seems to be mostly Swizz and DMX repping for the group to this day, we still hold a special place in our hearts for the Ruff Ryders.

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Check out the up’s and down’s of Ruff Ryders on the following pages.


The Uncle and Aunt of Swizz Beats began the Ruff Ryders to manage The Lox

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They originally began as a way to manage artists.

DMX’s success launched the label imprint to start

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Ruff Ryders was started under Interscope Records.

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